A recent interview with Colm Meaney, that might have been missed by many Star Trek Fans. The much loved Chief Miles O’Brien actor spoke with The Big Issue Magazine. Consequently, there was indeed some cool Trek-related talk that was very exciting to listen to. . .
A Call for A Worf Series?
Marina Sirtis (Deana Troi, of course) also made the case for a Worf series, in her interview with The Big Issue, last June. When he was asked about what he thought about the idea, Colm Meaney stated: “Oh, absolutely I’d go for that,” Meaney says. “I love Michael.” It’s no surprise to hear that. By all accounts Michael Dorn was well loved amongst his many colleagues. What’s important to remember, is that Meaney, Michael Dorn has two crews. Worf grew as a character during the run of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994), and the subsequent TNG feature films. But it was in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1994 – 1999) that we really saw his character develop.
It’s always fun to think about bringing back wonderful characters. But are there still stories to tell about Worf that would work well? There’s that, and some other very important questions that need considering, too. So, let’s have a look at a few potential issues, then.
Would it Work?
Just before we get to a Worf series, a few words about Picard. There’s been no talk of Worf appearing in season three of Picard, that starts in March this year. That doesn’t mean we definitely won’t see him. However, it does seem unlikely. But not impossible . . . What we do know, is season three of Picard will definitely be the last. This might actually be quite relevant to a potential Worf series. Picard has been generally well received, and season two is highly anticipated. Perhaps there will be a space then, for fans of older Trek shows?
Something important to state is that a Worf series would need to be about him, first and foremost. That may seem obvious, but it is a significant and relevant point. The character always worked alongside other characters. So, perhaps we might see Sir Patrick Stewart appear in a supporting role, and indeed others too. Possibly even Colm Meaney and Marina Sirtis (maybe that’s why they’re so keen!). Crucially, we’ve heard nothing about the Klingon Empire in Picard, since TNG and DS9 . So, there’s definitely some story gaps to fill in.